For many visitors, Singapore Chinatown is the sightseeing focus of the city, home to traditional shop houses, temples and cultural heritage.
Take a wander down the atmospheric streets, dropping into shop houses to see what’s for sale.
Admire the rooftop dragons of the Thian Hock Keng Temple, dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea, and the festively gaudy Hindu Sri Mariamman Temple, covered with colorful cows and depictions of the gods.
The uplifting and often moving history of Chinatown’s residents is displayed at the Heritage Center, and you’ll find several large shopping malls here, including the People’s Park.
Of course, Chinatown is also the place to go to for great food, especially along Smith Street, which is often closed off to form an outdoor eat street. You can also choose from a huge array of street food at the Chinatown Complex hawker center.
Chinatown runs off the CBD in central Singapore, bordered by New Bridge Road, Maxwell Road and Cecil Street.
Chinatown has its own MRT station on New Bridge Road. You can also walk into Chinatown from the Raffles Place MRT station.
Tours & Tickets
Get to know Singapore on a morning or afternoon half-day tour. You'll see all the city's highlights in one short tour perfect if your time is limited. ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From birth to death, traditional customs play an essential role in the life of Singapore’s Chinese immigrants. Learn about the various practices as you take a ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Relive the history of Chinese Clans on this walking tour of Singapore's Chinatown district. Your local guide will give you an in-depth historical overview of ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)